Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 15:14:58 -0600
From: "William T. Brown III" <Ra137nopsamamp.Net>
Subject: Re: Can't turn ignition switch - 1989 Saab 900S


David, How many times have you spilled something down in the ignition? I've done it too many times to count. But what I've found is washing it out with alcohol (for it evaporates.) Take a syringe, or something with a long narrow tube, and just flush out the core. Taking time in between to wiggle & turn the key every now and then. But try everything before taking the shift assembly out. I just did one today, and those bloody triangle bolts are a pain. The air hammer wouldn't even get 'em. Good luck! Wills '84 900T '89 900T '92 9000CD '99 9-3 David Waskevich wrote: > > I have a 1989 Saab 900S that's still in good condition but last night I > couldn't start it because I couldn't turn the ignition switch (either way). > Something else odd - I can only get the transmission (manual) into (and out > of) reverse. It won't go into any other gear (maybe that's part of the > problem or maybe it's just part of the anti-theft mechanism). I don't want > to force the ignition switch because I'm afraid I will break the key off or > bend it. > > Any ideas? Is this something I can fix myself (i.e. new ignition switch > assembly, etc.)? > > Thanks for the help. > > ....... David -- William T. Brown III _\\|//_ <Ra137nopsamamp.net> | ///|\\\ | ----------------------------oOO--(_)---OOo--------------------------- ---* Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them as much *---

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